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Michael Rogers (#47315144)
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yorkies1
Mr. Clapp a great preacher and orator
Sally's chair............... The Putnam County Courier, Carmel, N.Y., Thursday Afternoon, June 26, 1941. ....and Stephen Hayt, drummer boy in Washington's Army during the Revolution


Clapp, Rev William S 20921014
b. Nov. 2, 1822 d. Mar. 4, 1889 Baptist Cemetery
Carmel
Putnam County
New York, USA

Clapp, Rev William S. 7726786

b. Nov. 2, 1822 d. Mar. 4, 1889 Mount Carmel Baptist Cemetery

Carmel
Putnam County
New York, USA
Clapp, Rev William S. 49379403

b. Nov. 2, 1822 d. Mar. 4, 1889 Kelly Cemetery
Carmel
Putnam County
New York, USA

Samuel Towner (1746-1814) + Mary Birdsall have daughter "Sarah Towner" aka Sally

......."Sally" in the letter was the wife of Elisha B. Haviland and then was then the "divorced woman" who married Wright Knapp.


Sarah "Sally" and Wright have a son John Knapp who married Hannah Dingee.

Clara A. Knapp, Hannah and John's daughter married Richard B. Merrick.

Clara and Richard's son "John C. Merrick" married Florence J. Mabie........I don't think Flo and John had any children but lived long lives.........in the 1940's he wrote quite a few letters to his hometown paper in Patterson. He died in Orlando, Florida. This is one such letter. Its about a chair that once was in Sally Towner Haviland Knapp's parlor and the death place of the Rev. Clapp.

JOHN C. MERRICK

Writes from Patterson

My Chair.

This chair appears to have first seen the light of day in the parlor of Sally Towner. Where she lived or who her first husband was we do not know. The records at Carmel speak of her as a divorced woman who later married my great-grandfather, Wright Knapp. Both are buried at the Four Corners Cemetery. Later Sally had an auction and sold my chair which was purchased by the late William Hayt, father of the late Charles P. Hayt.

William Hayt built the house where we summer. It is also the winter home of Mrs. Abby T. Dibble. Mr. Hayt brought the chair he purchased to his home in Patterson where it remained many years. In the course of time Mr. Hayt, like many another, had financial troubles. He too, had an auction, and among other things sold was my chair, which was struck off to my grandmother who at that time lived where Mr. and Mrs. William Ackerman now reside.

For many years this chair was a part of grandmother's parlor furniture. Later she gave the chair to me; I took it to our old home, now the home of Mrs. Helen T. Cady. Here it remained for a quarter of a century or more. Later we sold the place to the late Clarence W. Cady and came to Patterson to live, bringing my chair with us. So you see chairs, like human beings, change their residence.

During the presidential election of 1888, Benjamin Harrison opposed Grover Cleveland for re-election. Harrison was elected.

Rev. Clapp Died In the Chair.

Some time during this period the Rev. W.S. Clapp tendered his resignation as pastor of the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church where he had labored for over a quarter of a century, to become the pastor of the Four Corners Baptist Church. During this period he was united in marriage with the late Georgia Anna Bailey St. John and came to the St. John homestead to live.

Not only was Mr. Clapp a great preacher and orator; he was also an ardent Republican. During the Cleveland-Harrison campaign he took a very active part and delivered many campaign addresses. People drove miles in their buggies to listen to his oratory. To announce Clapp was to speak was sufficient to have a crowded house, be his subject religion or politics. He was also the most genial of men.

On the fourth of March, 1889, Harrison was inaugurated, Mr. Clapp going by rail to New York City to hear the inaugural address. This was over half a century ago: phones were only in operation between large cities, the radio unthought of.

Coming home on a late afternoon train, he brought the Harrison address which was in print as soon as delivered. This he took to his old friend, the late Philip D. Penny, who then resided at the Towners Four Corners in what is now the home of Mr. Crocker.

In the early evening the St. John milk wagon called for him; in this he started home. As they neared the home of my grandfather, the late John Knapp, he said to the driver, "Let me out at Uncle John's; I'm not feeling well, but later I will walk home." He managed to get to the door. While grandfather got him inside, grandmother got my chair. The two succeeded in getting him into it, but in a moment he was gone. Thus closed the earthly pilgrimage of one of the greatest and grandest of men.

His funeral was from the Towners Four Corners Church, Dr. Thomas Armitage officiating. Burial was in the Kelley cemetery near the church he labored to build. Later a memorial service was held at the Mt. Carmel Church; this was also conducted by Dr. Armitage.

J.C. MERRICK.
Patterson, N.Y., June 24, 1941.

P.S.: To the Editor: Regarding the life and labors of the late W.S. Clapp, we have penned them as we recall them. If not altogether correct, we stand corrected.

Note: John C. Merrick wrote.....Later Sally had an auction and sold my chair which was purchased by the late William Hayt, father of the late Charles P. Hayt....... William Hayt built the house where we summer. It is also the winter home of Mrs. Abby T. Dibble. Mr. Hayt brought the chair he purchased to his home in Patterson where it remained many years. In the course of time Mr. Hayt, like many another, had financial troubles. He too, had an auction, and among other things sold was my chair, which was struck off to my grandmother who at that time lived where Mr. and Mrs. William Ackerman now reside.
Added by yorkies1 on Dec 04, 2012 7:04 PM
yorkies1
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Find A Grave Memorial# 55685215
Added by yorkies1 on Dec 04, 2012 6:44 PM
Gloria
Haynies
Hi Michael, I guess that makes us distant cousins. Milton and Elizabeth were my gggrandparents...
my ggrandmother was their daughter, Sanora Francis Haynie Brown and my grandmother was
Julia Gladys Brown Winningham. I was at the cemetery in Luthersville, GA yesterday and took
photos of their headstones. I'm not back home yet but will be in touch again in a few days. I did
find more Haynies while on this trip and if you want I can share with you what I located.
Added by Gloria on Oct 14, 2012 11:14 PM
Gloria
Milton and Elizabeth Keith Haney
Are you related to Milton and Elizabeth Haney that you did the memorial pages for on find a grave? Milton's find a grave memorial# is Memorial# 54777506 and they are my gggrandparents.

Added by Gloria on Oct 13, 2012 9:26 PM
AUDREY
Abigail Boughton
Just wanted to let you know I did a photo request for Abigail Boughton and it was fulfilled today!! Her stone is still standing and in great condition 223 years after her death. How amazing!!
Added by AUDREY on Apr 16, 2012 8:51 PM
AUDREY
Boughton Line
I looked it up and found out the line from Saginaw, MI is through Melania's brother Jared Hezekiah Boughton.
Added by AUDREY on Apr 15, 2012 9:57 AM
AUDREY
Boughton
Michael, Thank you so much for the transfer of Abigail Boughton!! She is my 5th Great Grandmother. I guess that makes us distant cousins. My line is through her son Hezekiah Jr. I do indeed have much to add to her page. Do you live in Mass.? I'm from Saginaw, MI and there are actually Boughton's from their line that are buried in a cemetery here. I believe they are from your line. I'll have to check and let you know. Thanks again!!

Audrey
Added by AUDREY on Apr 15, 2012 9:50 AM
 

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